This hop is now closed. The winner is Sara Retter from Archana’s blog.
Heartfelt Creations July Alumni Hop: Seashell Shaker Card with Under the Sea
Hello, Friends! Are you ready to hop? Welcome to the July Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop! You should be coming here from Mary’s lovely blog. I’ll provide a complete hop list at the end of this post. It’s full on summer here in North Carolina and the hot, humid days have my mind turning to the beach. Oh, for a walk along the shore with the waves kissing my toes and the sand dotted with pretty shells. Since I can’t be at the beach in real life, I decided to make this Seashell Shaker Card with the Gorgeous Under the Sea Collection from Heartfelt Creations.
I’ve had my eye on this gorgeous collection since the day it released over a year ago. Making a seashell shaker card with these bright corals and deep aquas is almost as good as taking a vacation!
Shake it Up!
Just for fun, I added a little hidden tag between the card front layers. This is a quick and easy addition thanks to the cut apart page and my faithful Luggage and Tags Die.
Shaker cards are like a party on paper. This seashell shaker card is filled with a combination of Prills, micro beads, seed beads, and sequins.
I used the seashell die from Coral Reef Collage to cut my shell out of the Under the Sea paper collection. Then I sponged Abandoned Coral Distress Ink along the edges to heighten the pink tones. Next, I used my Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, mat and stylus to round out the shell body. Then I glued it to the card base. Finally, I scattered Prills and Seed Beads along the inner edge. A lucky hermit crab gets to live in this glammed up seashell!
Coral Sea Flowers with Enchanted Mums
Making these coral reef flowers was a cinch!
- First, stamp the 2 smallest sizes of Enchanted Mums onto the coral dot paper using Abandoned Coral Distress Ink.
- Next, heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
- Then, use sponge daubers to add a little Abandoned Coral to the centers and the tips of the flower petals.
- Now, die cut the flower layers.
- Then, shape and stack with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.
- Finally, add hot glue to center and fill with seed beads.
What’s Inside This Seashell Shaker Card?
I turned this card into a gift by adding a few extras on the inside.
You can easily turn a card front into a gift wallet. Just glue the image to the right hand side of a 4″ high x 11″ long strip of cardstock. Score on the left and fold.
Then cut down another card front image to serve as a pocket. Tuck in some of the cute tags from the paper collection along with a gift card and easy as 1, 2, 3….you have a gift card wallet.
I used the scraps on my worktable to make a quick little tag. These make the best bookmarks, and they also are a great way to brighten up a work cubicle!
On With the Hop!
Now pop on over and see what paper pretties has in store for you. I’ve included the complete hop list below for your convenience.
Amarilys ♥ Vicki ♥ Mary ♥ Kathy (YOU ARE HERE) ♥ Alissa ♥ Deneen ♥ Sarah ♥ Martine ♥
Hop, Comment & Win
Be sure to visit and comment at each of these fabulous blogs because you will not only be inspired…your comment will enter you into a drawing to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card! The hop runs from today through Monday, July 31st at midnight EDT.
The winner of the hop will be randomly chosen from a mystery blog. Heartfelt Creations will announce the winner in their weekly blog post and Facebook page on Wednesday, August 1st. I will also post the name of the winner at the top of this post at that time.
The winner will have 72 hours to claim his/her prize by sending an e-mail to email@example.com with “Winner of the July Alumni Hop” in the subject line.
I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures with today’s Seashell Shaker Card. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Heartfelt Creations Products
- Paper Collection: Under the Sea
- Coral Reef Collage Die
- Enchanted Mum Cling Stamp Set and Matching Die
- Luggage and Tags Die
- Border Essentials Die
- Seas the Day Prills
- Clear Cardstock
- Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
- Stamp Mat Pad
- Diamond Satin 3/8″ Ribbon Light Coral
- 5/8″ Coral Rose Bold Diamond Print Satin
- Spellbinder’s Large Standard Circle Die
- Classic Scalloped Circles Large Die
- Lacy Circles Edged Die
- Abandoned Coral, Vintage Photo Distress Inks
- Seed beads, sequins micro beads, buttons from my stash
- Kool Tak Clear Foam ( on Amazon)
- Seahorse charm and shells from my stash
Wow!! Just wow!! This is gorgeous!! The colors are very cheerful. It’s so so pretty!!
Omg, your cards are beautiful, bright, and vivid! Just subscribed to your blog! Thanks for sharing!
Don’t think my first comment got through, Kathy, so I just wanted you to know how much I love the vibrant colors of this collection and what you’ve done with it to create such a stunning card. Don’t have this collection but, after seeing your creation, I’m adding to my wish list! Thanks for sharing on the blog hop.
Kathy, this card is so vibrant. Don’t have this Heartfelt series but it will go on my wish list after seeing what you’ve done with it. Thanks for sharing this card on the blog hop.
Kathy I absolutely love this card!
Lucky person who gets to be the recipient of this card!
Wow, this is stunning!!!!
Each year I’m at the Heartfelt Creations booth, this set beckons me! I have yet to respond. I love your card, it is amazing. The colours speak of sandy beaches and sparkling waters. ahhh.
So colorful. Just stunning.
Love the theme and the vibrant colpurs. Great card!
What an awesome card! It looks so fun to create and even more fun to receive.
Your card is so bright and beautiful. Your talent is inspiring.
Thank you so much, Bonnie! I’m glad you hopped by! Happy crafting!
Wow!! Ur card is amazing..so creative
Beautifully done! Thanks so much for sharing with us!
Thank you, Patti, for hopping by and leaving such an encouraging comment! Happy crafting!
This is awesome, Kathy! Thanks for sharing!
Ok, my comment spun for over 10 minutes… so either it’s going to repeat a lot or didn’t make it. ha! Here goes again… you can delete any repeats!
Oh, yes! I was SO impressed with the 3d look of that conch, especially with the beads you put in it and the added real shells just give more umph to this fabulous shaker card chocked full of so many wonderful extras inside!!
I can’t get over the fabulous 3d look of that conch! And, of course, the beads tucked in it and the real shells add to the terrific appeal of this over-the-top fabulous shaker card with all the fun bits and extras inside!!
Thanks so much for letting me know about the issue leaving the comment. I’m contacting my web host and will get it fixed! Thanks for hopping by!
This is beyond gorgeous Kathy! WOW!!!
This is beautiful. Love the shaker and the coral reef flowers.
What a lovely card you have created. I have to say those sea horses just make me happy!
Amazing water world you created Kathy. Thank you for sharing your brilliant ideas. Hugs xx
Thank you so much, Asmah! This is such a fun collection! Happy hopping!
Wow! This is really adorable… thanks for sharing
Thank you for hopping by, Debbie! Happy crafting!
So stunning! I always look so forward to see what you create for this hop!
Gorgeous underwater scene! Love your beautiful coloring and all the details you added!
Sorry about the multiple comments… I was getting an error message and thought it did not go through the first time! Did not show up when I refreshed either…
Fabulous coloring and details! Gorgeous card with this pretty underwater scene!
Fabulous coloring and details! Gorgeous card with this pretty underwater scene!
Beautiful! Love the colors too!
Oh Kathy, this is gorgeous!
Love the shaker part and
all the bling. Great design
and if you don’t have
anyone to give it to, my
birthday is Aug. 7th,
Carla from Utah
Kathy you have bought these products to life with this piece. Gorgeous layers and design. Hope,you don’t mind me asking Kathy, what photo editing software do you use, your photos are stunning. Tracy x
Beautiful card. So many pretty details. Love it.
Oh my gosh, these are gorgeous!! The shells and colors are mesmerizing.
What a beautiful card!
Gorgeous in and out…love the shaker and all the bright colors.
W-w-o-o-w-w Kathy! You never fail to amaze me with your talent. This card is over-the-top gorgeous. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!
Kathy your cards are always so clever and unique no matter the subject matter. Always look forward to each and every post.
Lucky person who is the recipient of this card! Beautiful!!!